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Report: IBM looking into buying RIM's enterprise business

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Aug 2012 13:17 User comments (3)

Report: IBM looking into buying RIM's enterprise business Bloomberg has reported today that IBM has "informally" approached RIM about potentially acquiring its enterprise services unit.
Despite the potential, there are no talks currently underway, add the sources.

The struggling BlackBerry maker has been cutting down operating costs for a year now in order to boost earnings, including starting a plan to lay off over 25 percent of its employees.

While a sale would certainly help the company's focus, it appears the Board of Directors is not yet completely sold on moving pieces.

The sources claim the Board has decided to wait until after next year's release of the oft-delayed BlackBerry 10 operating system before deciding on moving forward with any sales.

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3 user comments

110.8.2012 15:57

Should sell now while their stock is worth more than a dollar.

211.8.2012 21:09

Would be interesting to see what IBM can do with BB.

318.8.2012 0:00

When I got a BB as a gift for my 40th wedding anniversary I was really excited. However, when I realised that the monthly service charges for BBM service would cost me 3 times as much as my annual telephony charges for the basic unlimited incoming service the excitement quickly faded.

Now with my recently acquired Android Samsung device I have almost everything I need at unbelievably low price. No wonder a lot of people I know switched. Am now waiting for a reasonably priced Android device with a slide out qwerty keyboard. Then I would actually have everything I need.

IBM does not act on whims. Their every action has paid off. I am sure they will pull out something from the hat that will make others say " Why did we not think of it?"

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